Art on the Streets celebrates the power of art in public places. It is the only nonprofit program in our region bringing professionally curated sculptures and murals to the city center for the enjoyment of all. Beloved works like the Humpty Dumpty eggmen, the giant Octo-Maid and colorful murals show that our community is an inspiring, creative, well-cared-for and unique place for people from all walks of life.
Fueled by donations, not tax dollars, Art on the Streets promotes community wellbeing and smart growth. Public art makes sidewalks, alleys and parks more colorful and welcoming, attracting new visitors and support for local business. This program was a key factor in the 2014 designation of Downtown Colorado Springs as a state-certified creative district, boosting opportunities for local artists and entrepreneurs.
Volunteer docents and treats/prizes for Public Art Scavenger Hunt; pro bono equipment loans: scaffolding, trailer, welding rig, bucket truck, forklift, crane.
Since 1998, Art on the Streets has brought over 300 works of art to Downtown Colorado Springs. Thirty-five of those works have been acquired for permanent display!
“Art on the Streets contributes substantially to the City of Colorado Springs’ permanent collection of public art. I call upon all our citizens to celebrate, explore and enjoy the diversity and quality of public art in Downtown.” — City Councilman Richard Skorman